C41 Chicken Vindaloo

Vindaloo originated in Goa on India's West Coast during the Portuguese domination of that area. It is apparently adapted from a Portuguese dish called carne di vinho e alhos which means 'meat cooked in wine vinegar and garlic'. In Indian restaurants today it may or may not include vinegar and may or may not include potatoes. The addition of potatoes comes from a misunderstanding of its Portuguese origins as 'aloo' means potato in Hindi and Punjabi. In many Indian restaurants a Vindaloo is just a Madras with extra chilli powder, but this offering uses a more traditional blend of spices to provide a distinctive flavour.

Ingredients

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2 tbspn oil 1 tbspn tomato purée
2¼ tspn C41 vindaloo spice mix 1 tspn red or green chilli
2 heaped tspn chilli powder (adjust to taste) 1 portion of precooked chicken
½ tspn ginger 50 gm potato (prepared weight)
½ tspn garlic 20 ml wine vinegar
300 ml C44 base sauce ¼ tspn salt

Preparation

Cooking

  1. Heat the oil in a wok or heavy pan and fry the c41 vindaloo spice mix and chilli powder, stirring continuously, for 30 seconds adding a little C44 base sauce if needed to prevent drying and burning.
  2. Add the ginger/garlic paste and cook, stirring continuously, for 30 seconds, adding a little C44 base sauce if needed to prevent drying and burning.
  3. Add 80 ml of c44 base sauce, tomato purée and the red chilli and cook, stirring regularly, for 2 min adding C44 base sauce if needed to prevent drying.
  4. Stir in the chicken, potatoes, vinegar, salt and 80 ml c44 base sauce and cook, stirring regularly, for 3 min, gradually adding more c44 base sauce as needed to maintain the desired sauce consistency.

Serving

  1. Serve with rice and garnish with a little freshly chopped coriander.
The preparation stage
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The finished meal
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